2006 Regular Session
To: Judiciary B; Corrections
By: Representative Brown
AN ACT TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-9-50, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE A TERM OF IMPRISONMENT FOR THOSE FOUND GUILTY OF ESCAPE OR ATTEMPT TO ESCAPE FROM CONFINEMENT FOR CONTEMPT OF COURT; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. The following shall be codified as Section 97-9-50, Mississippi Code of 1972:
97-9-50. Every person lawfully detained for contempt of court who shall attempt, by guile or force or violence to any person, to escape, whether the escape be effected or not, shall, upon conviction, be found guilty of a misdemeanor and sentenced to imprisonment not to exceed six (6) months.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2006.